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Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Perpetrators and Organised Crime, University of Nottingham

Grace Robinson is a Rights Lab Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Perpetrators and Organised Crime at University of Nottingham. She is also Director of Black Box Research and Consultancy Ltd, providing Expert Witness Testimony, commissioned research and educational workshops and training. Having completed her PhD on gangs, County Lines and Child Criminal Exploitation using Merseyside as a case study, Grace has published numerous collaborative pieces on County Lines with academics both nationally and internationally. Grace continues to work closely with practitioners across Merseyside who are tasked with punishing and rehabilitating young offenders. She is dedicated to giving a voice to young people in the Criminal Justice System with aims of developing new practices when dealing with those affected by gun and gang crime. She is also Director of the Lewis Dunne Foundation, a pan-Merseyside charity aimed at helping young people desist from gangs.


  • 2020–present
    Research assistant, University of Leeds
  • 2019–2019
    Programme Leader, Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • 2016–2019
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Edge Hill University


  • 2019 
    Edge Hill University , PhD Criminology
  • 2018 
    Edge Hill University , PGCert HE
  • 2016 
    Liverpool John Moores University , MA Criminal Justice
  • 2015 
    Liverpool John Moores University, BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice

Professional Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy